Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi 2016 date is October 16

Valmiki Jayanti (Maharshi Valmeeki Jayanthi) is observed on Ashwin Purnima, Full Moon day in Ashwin month. Valmiki Jayanti 2016 date is October 16. Valmiki is the ‘Adikavi – which means the first divine poet.

Shri Valmiki is the author of the great epic Ramayana. Valmiki is the creator of Sloka (verse from) in which Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas and all other scriptures were written.

There are many temples to Valmiki which are called Valmiki Ashrams. In Valmiki Ashram, Valmiki Jayanthi is celebrated with much enthusiasm and devotion.

Some of the prominent temples of Maharshi Valmiki:

Bhagwan Valmiki Ashram, Chaugavan Road, Amritsar in Punjab

Bhagwan Valmiki Ashram, Chitrakut in Uttar Pradesh

Bhagwan Valmiki Ashram in Panchwati

Bhagwan Valmiki Ashram in Kurukshetra

Bhagwan Valmiki Ashram at Kankhal in Haridwar

Bhagwan Valmiki Ashram at Mubarakpur in New Delhi

Valmiki Temple at Basar in Telangana.

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  1. RAM KiSHAN Bagdiy says:

    valmiki jayanti, Sharad Purnima,and hindu festivals on 4 October 2009, are celebrated with a zing in New Delhi. Thank you very much for the great information on these festivals.
    Yours Ramkishan Bagdiy from New Delhi